Los Angeles, CA
Otis College is a four-year, private college in Los Angeles, CA. We offer both BFA and MFA programs in the Art and Design fields.
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First-year students start in the Foundation program, which is a year of exploration and honing your skills. Then students start in their major program in the second year.
Architecture / Landscape / Interiors
Communication Arts - Graphic Design, Illustration
Digital Media - Animation, Game & Entertainment Design, Motion Design
Fine Arts - Painting, Photography, Sculpture/New Genres
We also have 19 different minors to choose from:
Community Arts Engagement
Teacher Credential Preparation
You’ll develop your craft in a rigorous, supportive environment that provides a strong intellectual foundation for your future as a professional artist or designer.
Otis College accepts the following veteran and military support programs:
Montgomery GI Bill Ch30
If you are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program, we will also require the DD214 and Request For Participation in Yellow Ribbon Program form
All Veterans and Veteran Dependents qualify for a Veteran Fee Waiver when you apply, so you will bypass the $50 application fee.
California is the 5th largest economy in the world, and Los Angeles has one of the largest creative communities in the world. There are 792,600 creative jobs in the LA region according to the Otis Report on the Creative Economy that the College jointly issues each year. https://www.otis.edu/los-angeles
Otis students are a part of this community, which creates opportunities for learning in and out of the classroom, internship experiences, and job opportunities. 1 in 7 jobs in the LA Region are Creative Industry jobs. We can also hire the best faculty from a vast array of working professionals.
Our Career Services department collaborates with faculty from each major to ensure that Otis students are prepared for internship and job opportunities. Career Services offers:
Unlimited one-on-one career counseling appointments
Specialized career workshops year-round
Employer Recruiting and Information Sessions
Online Job & Internship Board with a over 3,300 new opportunities posted in the last year
Special career events, Intern Recruitment Day, panel discussions, industry workshops and info sessions
Strategic partnerships with companies, organizations and private foundations to support scholarships, mentoring programs, internship funding, and more
Academic Partnerships across Otis, plus courses in business and professional practices in every major
Graduates of Otis College have access to Career Services for life!
Of the Class of 2019, 93.5% were employed or in graduate school within 1 year of graduation, and 94% of graduates are working in art and design fields. This speaks to how well prepared Otis graduates are to enter the working world!
Otis is ranked #10 in the nation for student diversity. We are a small, intimate community, yet very diverse. Students are surrounded by peers who have different backgrounds, life experiences, etc. from each other. Students learn just as much from each other as they do from faculty. (Ranking by Chronicle of Higher Education)
We have students from all over the country, and about 26% international students. About 24% of our students are first-generation college students, and about 28% of our students are transfer students. Otis has a student-faculty ratio of 6:1, so students receive lots of individualized attention, and your faculty members are very accessible.
Learn more about the application requirements for each of our programs here.
All Veterans and Veteran Dependents qualify for a Veteran Fee Waiver when you apply, so you will bypass the $50 application fee. Feel free to connect with Otis Admissions to learn more!
Otis Admissions recruits a global community of diverse, multidisciplinary creatives by providing individualized support, fostering inclusivity, empowering students to make informed decisions, and granting equitable access to Otis College's BFA and MFA programs.
Contact our Veterans Admissions Counselor:
Valerie Diaz | firstname.lastname@example.org | 310.665.6818
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